Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM CDT
Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 9:00 PM CDT

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Karen Starz 
HoustonNVC, a nonprofit 

NVC and Habits 

Join us for a 12-week supported journey creating more life-serving habits. Increase self-awareness and explore your habits within the context of Nonviolent Communication. The exploration of habits will take place in a community of trust and includes the opportunity to select a package that offers one on one sessions with Karen Starz, MA, CNVC Certified Trainer, as an additional support outside of the group coursework. 

Expect to work on this for two hours a week outside of the weekly meeting sessions. The "work" however, will aim to be fun, relaxing, playful, energizing and full of curiosity around your own belief systems and thoughts. The aim is not to change habits although, that will be a byproduct of the course. The aim is deep self-connection and connection to divine beloved energy. 

This workshop having 10-20 people meets needs of connection and community while also meeting needs of intimacy and deepening of your process.

We will meet together live, in weekly group sessions beginning April 3rd, 2021 from 7-9 pm CT (US).
Early bird pricing is available through March 15th, 2021.*see note at end

What you can expect:

  • A 12-week commitment with a group of 10-20 people
  • Bi-weekly to weekly 1:1 support sessions
    *For select packages only. If this option is purchased, you will be contacted separately with details on scheduling sessions.

Weekly Themes
Session I. Introduction and Overview
Session II. "Am I powerless?"
Session III. Support Systems
Session IV. Roadmap for Self
Session V. Guilt and Shame
Session VI. Edges and Strengths (Different forms of Honesty)
Session VII. How to be Shame-Free  
Session VIII. Pathways to Connection:  Prayer, Meditation, Dialogue
Session IX. Honesty in Practice
Session X. Cultivating Gratitude

With a focus on growing a deep connection with ourselves, the aim of this program is not to change habits, but to bring in an element of reflective self-understanding so that we can make conscious choices that make life more beautiful. Some takeaways will be:

  • Bring in reflection and conscious choices around habitual behavior
  • Learn to make choices that are life-enriching and serve our deeper longings
  • Move towards sustainable, choiceful changes that bring us meaning
  • Meet our own needs, primarily to matter and of purpose
  • Experiencing shift vs. making a compromise

Who is this program for?
This is open to anyone who would like to learn and have support while exploring habits and patterns that are no longer serving them.
These habits could be internal patterns, such as thoughts or defense mechanisms, or external behaviors like substance-related habits (this program could also be a meaningful companion to a 12-step or other recovery program).


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Karen Starz MA, MAEC, and CNVC Certified Trainer

Karen is a consultant, coach, speaker, and facilitator. The connection with Marshall Rosenberg’s work and NVC came naturally and piqued further, ongoing exploration into the foundations of NVC. Her background spans many areas, from interpersonal relationships, to businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations. Other services she provides include mediation, conflict resolution, and curriculum writing. Her approach to NVC is based on embodying the whole of nonviolent consciousness to create an automatic, empathic, somatic response and awareness. Karen aims to bring social change through learning, and is particularly interested in the spiritual connection that NVC fosters.

See more at www.karenstarz.com


To request a payment plan or apply for a scholarship*, please email Houston NVC President, Karen Starz
*Scholarships are for course cost only, not 1:1 session support. Payment plans must be approved before 3/15 for early bird price.